Could Kevin Ollie or Kurt Rambis be the next head coach of the Lakers?

Just like the Undertaker, Mike D’Antoni is a dead man walking (sorry, I couldn’t resist a reference to last night’s Wrestlemania.) Yes, D’Antoni has lost the support of the majority of the Lakers’ fan base – though he was never truly embraced due to the whole Phil Jackson thing – and now it appears that the team’s star player has no interest in playing for his childhood...
Via Lakerholicz.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Parish thought his wife talked too much

I’ve been wanting to post this tale for a couple weeks now. It’s another great excerpt from the Lakers book Showtime, courtesy Pro Basketball Talk: “The Lakers used to have a PR guy named Josh Rosenfeld. I think it was after the game where Kurt Rambis got clotheslined by Kevin McHale (Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals) and after that game everything was really heated. They are...
Via Red's Army
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Agrees To Five-Year, $60M Deal With Knicks

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks have agreed upon a five-year deal worth $12 million annually for him to run the front office. The deal, finalized after a lunch meeting on Friday, contains no ownership stake. Jackson and the Knicks have been engaged in ongoing discussions for several months. During that time, the Buss family has had several meetings in which Jackson was discussed...
Via RealGM
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Terribly Awesome Basketball Card: Fly Williams

Birdman fly in any weather. This is the exact prototype image that my mind conjures any time the American Basketball Association (ABA) is mentioned. In 1971, Topps sets began including cards of ABA players and did so until the merger in 1976. The team depicted on the card is the St. Louis Spirits. The Spirits existed only for two seasons and were one of the teams that did not survive...
Via Bacon Sports
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Money Shot All Star Game

Gonna see A LOT of thisBig weekend coming up if you are someone who likes to be entertained by ELITE athletic competition. Of course, I’m talking about NBA All Star Weekend which is inconveniently trying to curb the Cavs’ unstoppable momentum (will not matter…this team is Finals bound, bruh). LOL JK, no one cares but it is a decent enough segue for what Grumpy started on Wednesday...
Via The Money Shot
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tall, Average, White NBA Player Explosion!

Earlier this week  John Koncak was our Terribly Awesome Card of the day. It got me thinking about all the tall, average, white NBA players that many of us have loved over the years. They are the guys that are just there. Not much is expected out of them other than to be tall, fill space, and use up their fouls. I hit up social media to see who some of your favorite tall, average...
Via Bacon Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Terribly Awesome Basketball Card: Jon Koncak

All right stop, collaborate and listen. Sure, Jon Koncak was a white boy in a black man’s game, but I never realized that parallel between Koncak and Vanilla Ice until I saw the hairdo he’s wearing on this card. The seven-foot first round pick of the Atlanta Hawks made a lot of money without having much talent. In 1989, Jon Koncak was dubbed “Jon Contract” when he received...
Via Bacon Sports
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Terribly Awesome Basketball Card: Kurt Rambis

The first time I opened a pack of 1990 Skybox Basketball cards as a youth, I was in awe at the design. The feeling was comparable to the time I first played Tecmo Super Bowl on NES or NHL ’94 on Sega Genesis. There is a moment of enlightenment when you know videogames (or in this case, the sports cards) would be forever changed. Little did I know at the time that this change would...
Via Bacon Sports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Family Feud survey inexplicably labels Shaq 2nd greatest NBA player ever

I haven’t watched Family Feud since the good old days when Richard Dawson would routinely feel up the female contestants while wearing some hideous polyester knits. Now I’m told that the show is hosted by Steve Harvey, which would be one big reason why the game show has fallen off the radar for me. The other being I am not a 74-year-old retiree. Recently the show tried their...
Via The Last Angry Fan
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Rambis, James Worthy still hate us 25 years later

Earlier this week Lakers’ legends James Worthy and Kurt Rambis reflected on the intense rivalry with the Celtics during a fan event at the Staples Center: Worthy: “The Celtics are very easy to hate. [Their fans] are just really nasty. They talk a lot of smack. But it’s the history.” — Alex Lambeth (@AlexLambeth) November 21, 2013 Worthy recalls Boston fans / hotel employees...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

30 for 30: The Space Jam Game

30 for 30: The Space Jam Game Yahoo! presents an incredible parody on The Space Jam Game in 30 for 30 fashion. Sit back and enjoy this timeless piece, as we’re sure it will take you back to your childhood. Starring Kurt Rambis, Doug Gottlied and Greg Anthony … this 5 minute feature is nothing [...]
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan’s Heroics in ‘Space Jam’ Chronicled in Awesome ‘30 for 30’ Fake Documentary (Video)

Space Jam changed a lot of people’s lives, especially people who were kids in the 1990s. But as a new faux documentary from the geniuses at Yahoo! Sports shows, the impact was far wider than just children — former NBA players, current analysts and legends of the game will all talk about how epic it was when Michael Jordan and the Tune Squad took down the Monstars. That’s right...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Hill to get a look as D'Antoni shuffles rotation

The Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility was devoid of its stars Saturday, as Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol -- along with assistant coach Kurt Rambis and longtime trainer Gary Vitti -- were excused to attend a memorial service for former Lakers coach Bill Sharman. With his All-Stars away for the day, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni focused on the rest of his rotation that he is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers a popular attraction at Great Wall

BEIJING -- The Lakers already hit the wall and their season hasn't even started. It wasn't a bad thing for them. It came with a dose of culture. The Lakers went to the Great Wall on Sunday afternoon, a two-hour trek on a charter bus that started on the bustling streets of China's capital, continued along a narrow two-way road near a quaint Chinese village with farmers...
Via Fox Sports West
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni making defense a focal point

Mike D’Antoni is focussing on defense this year. Yes, that Mike D’Antoni – you know, the guy with the moustache and a love for scoring lots and lots of points. Whether it’s D’Antoni finally realizing that he needs to put in more work on the defensive end with his players, wanting to shut up the “haters” who so often call him “Antoni”, or if it’s just to replace...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Showtime Developing Scripted Show With Lakers' Brass As Producers

Showtime is developing a one-hour scripted show about a professional basketball team, focused on the family that runs it. Kurt Rambis, Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss and Linda Rambis are serving as executive producers. Ron Shelton, who made Bull Durham and White Men Can't Jump, will be the showrunner.
Via RealGM
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson to Executive Produce New Basketball TV Series

There were many who speculated that former head coach Phil Jackson wasn’t done with basketball just yet….. I’m not exactly sure this is the capacity they meant though. Per Variety’s Senior TV Editor Brian Steinberg,the Zen Master will be taking his talents to the a TV screen near you very soon as he will team up with current Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis and executive produce...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Showtime's hoops family show based on Lakers?

Hoop dreams may be coming to Showtime. The premium cable network is developing a one-hour scripted project that goes behind the scenes of a pro basketball team, with a focus on the family that owns the team. Sound like a certain family that owns the Los Angeles Lakers? It might. Ron Shelton, the creative force behind iconic sports movies such as "Bull Durham" and "...
Via Fox Sports West
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers should improve defensively with the return of Kurt Rambis

As Kurt Rambis returns to the Lakers’ bench as assistant coach, the challenge will be for this coming season to make improvements to the Lakers’ defense. To be frank, the Lakers’ defense last season was less than inspirational. Mostly being beat on fast breaks and slow to recover defensively, younger, run n’gun teams had their way with the Lakers’ defense. Although they...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The System

Kurt Rambis’ hire is a way to slowly but surely implement the triangle offense back into the offensive system. I know that’s his mindset and I’m confident it will play out that way. Too many times did D’Antoni tell the PG or SG to slow down while they were already pushing for fast points because the players knew the offense MD tried to run wasnt working. And when they were...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni explains why he hired Kurt Rambis, jokes about “We want Phil!” chants

The hiring of Kurt Rambis by Mike D’Antoni was seen as a puzzling move to some. After all, Rambis had publicly criticised D’Antoni’s system last season, plus Kurt is extremely close to Phil Jackson. As if the “We want Phil!” chants weren’t enough, D’Antoni would now have one of Phil’s protege’s by his side every night? During a recent interview with ESPN Los Angeles...
Via Lakerholicz.com
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kurt Rambis on Kobe Bryant: “He is the best I have ever seen at dealing with obstacles players have in front of them”

We still don’t know when Kobe Bryant will be back on a basketball court, but we do know that he’ll work as hard as possible in order to be his best when he finally does lace up his signature Nike shoes once again. In a recent interview, Kurt Rambis discussed the highly anticipated return of the Black Mamba, with Rambis expecting Bryant to come back “at full capacity” according...
Via Lakerholicz.com
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kurt Rambis Not Sure Lakers Ready to be Running Team

It’s pretty well known Mike D’Antoni likes to push the ball down the court when the offense has the ball, but the Lakers didn’t exactly have the personnel best suited for that style last season.  It forced D’Antoni to amend his style and also lit up the hot seat on which was already sitting.   The Lakers will look different, but will this be a positive?  Lakers assistant...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kurt Rambis not optimistic about Lakers’ offense

Anybody who has ever watched a Mike D’Antoni coached team in decent dosages knows one thing for certain. Mike loves to run. D’Antoni is a master of spreading the floor with shooters, while his point guard pushes the envelope. This approach did not work last season with D’Antoni’s personnel in Los Angeles, and newly appointed assistant coach, and former Laker, Kurt Rambis...
Via Pass The Pill
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni Discusses Kurt Rambis, Phil Jackson & Playoffs

Mike D’Antoni has recently hired Kurt Rambis, who was formerly Phil Jackson’s assistant coach. As Jackson’s assistant, Rambis helped the Lakers reach the NBA Finals in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009. As expected, D’Antoni’s decision to hire Rambis sent a ton of tough questions his way. During an interview with ESPN’s Mark Willard, D’Antoni said that [...]
Via Hoops-Nation
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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